It’s been seven long years since the group’s last album Die Bobby Die, was released in 2005. Since then a couple of split singles with Tiger! Tiger! and Black Lips, and a split cassette with Balkans have surfaced, but that’s about all they’ve had to offer. If it’s seemed like they’ve been particularly quiet as of late now you know why. “Bus 16,” “Haywire,” and “Peanuts” — it’s only three (of the album's 15) winding quips of nervy and ramshackle noir-punk made the only way that singer/guitarist Clay Reed, drummer Buffi Aguero, and bass player Rob Del Bueno (Man, or Astroman?) know how. No surprise punches being thrown here, but that’s okay. "Peanuts" delivers the goods, and if the rest of the album plays out like this, it will live up to all of your expectations, and everything else that the promise of a new Subsonics record has to offer. Stay tuned for more.
Subsonics play Drive Invasion at the Starlight Six Drive-In. Sun. Sept. 2. 7 p.m. Gates open at 10 a.m. $20-$25. Click below to see a full schedule of bands performing this year, as well as movie times.
Drive Invasion 2012 schedule
Noon — Andrew and the Disapyramids
1 p.m. — Disasternauts
2 p.m. — Blacktop Rockets
3 p.m. — Gravy Boat
4 p.m. — Cletis and His City Cousins
5 p.m. — Kentucky Bridgeburners
6 p.m. — Webb Wilder & the Beatnecks
7 p.m. — Subsonics
8 p.m. — Black Lips
Bill Murray Karaoke Bait (Karaoke) with Rotknee in Trailer Vic's all day between bands.
Movies start at 9 p.m.
Big Trouble in Little China
Blade Runner (the original theatrical version from 1982 featuring Harrison Ford's voice-over narration)
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Second Hand Swagger!!
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The Quaildogs for sure!
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Nice writeup James. I completely agree. The Festival is clearly trying to appeal to a…